When I mentioned the slight possibility of deactivating Facebook to my friends, they all said that I wouldn’t last a week. Well haven’t I showed them! I was planning to rattle off a bunch of statistics to amaze you about Facebook, however I’m pretty sure this next sentence sums it up in a neat little package for you [insert present emoji]. As of 2011, 1 in 13 people are a Facebook user. That equates to over 500 million users worldwide with over 50% of users logged in everyday. Enough of the statistical mumbo jumbo, Tell us the reason why you deactivated Facebook you ask? Well my tiny blog readership it came down to this simple explanation.
“MY NAME IS LUKE, AND I WAS A FACEBOOK ADDICT “
Yes that is right. The first step to confronting this horrific illness was to admit it to myself. Deactivating my account was not a simple process. After several (five) “are you sure you want to deactivate your account” notifications the job was complete. I was Facebook free! An interesting side note is that during the deactivation process, you are confronted by emotional blackmail with images from friends “So and so will miss you”. Hey Facebook, I’m not dying! If my friends do miss my online presence I am pretty certain they need to get better things to be interested in.
So there you have it. I am proud to say that I have been Facebook free for over 12 days and the addiction is curable. Stay tuned for my riveting insights into a kid (well I am now a man at 25) without Facebook! 🙂